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Successful transradial retrieval of broken catheter fragment during transradial coronary angiography.
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PMID:  22294538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intravascular fracture of angiographic catheters is very uncommon, but it happens. Removal of an intravascular foreign body may require surgical intervention or non-surgical retrieval necessitating additional vascular access (mostly via femoral artery). We describe a case in which the diagnostic catheter was broken. We were able to pass two guidewires (0.035-inch guidewire and 0.014-inch standard percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty guidewire) through the fragment. The 0.014-inch guidewire twirled, winding around the 0.035-inch wire, and the catheter fragment was retrieved successfully through the radial sheath.
Ji-Hoon Kim; Gee-Hee Kim; Keon-Woong Moon
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, #93-6, Ji-dong, Paldal-ku, Suwon, Gyunggi-do, 442-723, South Korea.
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